Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni has denied rumours of interest from Manchester City and insisted he would not leave the Stadio Olimpico anyway. The Brazil international is reported to be a big-money target for the Blues as they look to put the Abu Dhabi United Group's considerable wealth to use.
A £12million approach has been touted, with Roma's financial woes likely to force them into accepting such an offer. The Giallorossi could miss out on a Champions League spot this season and would welcome the significant funding generated by the sale of Doni. However, the 29-year-old insists there has been no offer from City and says he wants to remain with the Giallorossi in any case.
"I don't want to leave Roma, as my family is happy here and I am settled into the squad. It never passed my mind to request a transfer," Doni told Corriere dello Sport.
"Last year I signed a contract that expires in 2012, so why would I want to leave? Besides, this story of an offer from Manchester City is entirely untrue.
"Even if it were, I wish to categorically confirm my happiness at Roma.
"The directors haven't told me of any news regarding my future and I think if such a possibility did exist, they would have asked me about it."